Ketchum, Idaho: Speaking up for wolves

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On Monday, September 15, 2014, at 5:30 pm, the Ketchum City Council, of Ketchum, Idaho, will be meeting to consider a resolution in support of wolves.

 

Resolution 14-022, a Resolution Supporting the Values of Wildlife Co-Existence and Recognizing the Wood River Wolf Project will be considered.

 

The mayor of Ketchum, Mayor Nina Jonas, is a strong supporter of wolves. In a statement on the topic of wolves, she has written that after Idaho first eradicated wolves from the state, then re-populated them, now Governor Otter is resorting to “extreme wolf control measures.”

 

She writes that the economy of Ketchum depends on tourism and that the radical measures being taken against wolves are a threat to tourism in Ketchum.

 

Ketchum’s wildlife plan relies on taking care of natural resources, which are central to the city’s quality of life. Wolves are key to the health of the eco-system. They strengthen herds of deer and elk and control the population of coyotes.

 

She invites citizens to attend the meeting on Monday.

 

Please attend the meeting if you can, in Ketchum, Idaho, on Monday, September 15, 2014, at 5:30 pm.

 

Please send a comment, expressing your support of this resolution to Mayor Nina Jonas, at asknina@ketchumidaho.org

 

For sending this information, thanks to Dr. John Carter of Yellowstone to Uintas Connection and Lynne Stone of Boulder-White Clouds Council, in Ketchum, Idaho.

 

To visit the Facebook page of the Wood River Wolf Project, click here.

 

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In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so: I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.” / Wikipedia Commons / Wolf in Yellowstone

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